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What is ARCHER?

ARCHER Cabinet Design

ARCHER is the next generation of UK National High Performance Computing Facility. It is a Cray XC30 system expected to provide nearly four times the scientific throughput of HECToR , its predecessor.

HECToR Users Moving to ARCHER

Given the architectural differences between HECToR and ARCHER, we strongly recommend previous HECToR users moving code to ARCHER work through the ARCHER Quick Start Guide.

PIs who wish to move allocation from HECToR to ARCHER should contact the ARCHER Helpdesk.

Note: All submission scripts used on HECToR will have to be updated for use on ARCHER.

Acknowledging ARCHER in research outputs

Please acknowledge "the ARCHER UK National Supercomputing Service" in any research output from ARCHER:

This work used the ARCHER UK National Supercomputing Service (

Upcoming Training Courses

The list below shows the currently scheduled ARCHER courses. Please follow the links in the list to find out more about the courses and to register.

If you would like us to provide a course on a particular topic and/or in a particular location then please contact us via the ARCHER helpdesk.

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